Cucumber Salmonella Outbreak Updated by CDC

On January 26th, the CDC issued an update to the Salmonella Poona outbreak associated with cucumbers from Mexico. This is the first update since mid-November. There have now been a total of 888 cases of Salmonella poisoning since the outbreak began last September. These cases are spread out over 39 states. States affected by the… Read more »

Raw Milk Recalled, Linked to E. coli Outbreak

Organic Pastures Dairy Co. has issued a voluntary recall for organic raw milk after it was revealed that it may be contaminated with E. coli. The recalled milk was distributed to retail locations across California. There are two different lots of Organic Pastures whole, raw milk being recalled. The first is lot 20160105-1, which has… Read more »

Trader Joe’s Issues Cashew Recall

A voluntary recall has been issued by Heritage International Inc. for a lot of Trader Joe’s Raw Cashew Pieces. The Compton, California company announced the recall after routine samples tested positive for Salmonella. This recall only affects one lot of products. These products can be identified with the barcode number 00505124 and the Best Before… Read more »

Chipotle to Hold Company-wide Food Safety Meeting

On February 8, 2016, Chipotle will be closing every single one of their stores in order to have a company-wide meeting. Employees from all over the world will be in attendance via satellites. They will be discussing the recent changes that have been made to Chipotle’s food safety procedure. Steve Ells, the founder of Chipotle,… Read more »

Dole Salads Linked to Listeria Outbreak

  The CDC announced on January 21 that they were investigating an outbreak of Listeriosis cases associated with Dole salads. Local health officials have been working with the CDC since September 2015 after there was a spike in the number of Listeriosis cases. The outbreak was only linked to Dole after laboratory testing earlier this… Read more »

Dole Suspends Production at Ohio Facility

Dole has announced that they will be temporarily suspending production at their Springfield, Ohio facility after it was connected to an ongoing Listeria monocytogenes outbreak. Routine testing done by the Ohio Department of Agriculture revealed that samples taken from Dole brand Field Greens tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes. The strain of Listeria found in the… Read more »

Beef Recalled After E. coli Found

On January 20, 2016, Snapp’s Ferry Packing Company issued a recall for about 410 pounds of beef products after concerns arose that it may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7. The Afton, Tennessee company produced the beef on November 20, 2015. The establishment number “Est. 9085” can be found inside the USDA mark of inspection…. Read more »

Botulism Causes Dried Fish Recall

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture has issued a warning and recall for eviscerated fish. These dried eviscerated fish products were discovered in retail locations around the Brooklyn Park, Minnesota area. Internal organs in these products, if not removed properly, can cause a potentially deadly botulism infection. The recalled fish products were sold in three stores,… Read more »

Norovirus Outbreak at Kansas Theater

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment is working with the Johnson County Department of Health an Environment to investigate an outbreak of Norovirus connected with a theater in Overland Park. More than 100 people have reported illnesses after attending one of the two performances on January 17th. Four cases have been confirmed in a… Read more »

The JEM Nut Butter Salmonella Outbreak is Over

On January 15, 2016, the CDC issued a final update to the Salmonella outbreak associated with JEM Nut Butter. A total of 13 people in 10 states were sickened by the contaminated butter. States affected by the outbreak include California with 1 case, Colorado with 1 case, Georgia with 1 cases, Hawaii with 1 case, Idaho… Read more »